has been around for a long time! I was thrilled to be able to
still record this object which is now very faint at 12 - 13th
magnitude in Scorpius low in the south east this time of year
in the evenings. The comet still has a fan tail of dust which
was a total surprise, especially how extensive it was.
When at its peak,
the comet was a spectacular imaging target early in the morning
sky before sunup, here is a shot I took around that time, with
the comet seen best from my elevated balcony on the back of my
Two images are
presented here. The top is a standard 36 minute LRGB exposure
set to show the comet moveing against the background stars in
Scorpius. The tail is evident fanning to the upper right.
The second image
is a mathematically equalized version which shows the huge fan
tail better at the expense of noise.